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Balfour Beatty to deliver temporary hospital in Glasgow

Balfour Beatty appointed as Principal Contractor to deliver temporary NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow

Balfour Beatty has been appointed as Principal Contractor to transform Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) into the new temporary NHS Scotland Hospital, NHS Louisa Jordan, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The hospital is being constructed as a precautionary measure to provide extra patient capacity and flexibility for NHS Scotland during the COVID-19 global pandemic. If necessary, the facility will initially be used by patients who have been through hospital treatment and are recovering from their symptoms.

Along with its supply chain and partner contractors, Balfour Beatty will act as the Principal Contractor to deliver the 300 bed clinical facility in two weeks, with works having commenced on 31 March.

Works include laying 25,000m² of vinyl flooring, constructing sterile temporary wards, installing and commissioning life-saving oxygen and gas systems, as well as a range of other complex tasks required to repurpose a facility designed for leisure into one for treating patients. In addition, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will deliver elements of the mechanical and electrical engineering for the project.

All works will be carried out strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to ensure the continued health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with and for Balfour Beatty.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s Regional Managing Director of its UK Construction business in Scotland & Ireland, said: “In these unprecedented times, we are extremely proud to be playing our part in the response to COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the critical work that our NHS workers are doing on the frontline, ensuring that NHS Scotland has the capacity it needs as we pull through this crisis together.”

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